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  1. Death & Burial Events/Dates

    If the burial tag was sorted to last place but you had no date, what's the problem? If you later found a burial date plus probate and other disposition of property, and research notes, entering a burial date would put it in the correct sort order wouldn't it? The same with birth tag; would you ever have events happening before someone was born? Would marriage ever happen before someone was born? Or baptism?
  2. Death & Burial Events/Dates

    Yes there can be some events after the burial like those mentioned. However, i have about 5,000 in my database and have never had one case of that. I still think it would be easier and time-saving to have burial to always follow death and for the few and seldom cases, go in and put a burial date. Without obits, I usually don't know date of burial anyway. So why go to unnecessary effort 100% of the time just so something that happens 0.01% of the time will be properly sorted?
  3. Death & Burial Events/Dates

    Is there a way to have the burial tag automatically follow the death tag? It works that way on Ancestry.com and is very convenient. Obviously, burial is the last event in a person's life. It certainly wouldn't precede any other event, right? That way the burial date could be left blank and not have this tag end up at the top of the other tags.
  4. Well, that wasn't the answer I was hoping for. You know what I mean about one or more persons who witnessed another being baptised. It seems that, in my case, the two witnesses would come through into the report just as the event did. But it didn't and I couldn't find any other kind of witness to select other than the one I did. Besides if you don't know, then who would? You are the go-to guy.
  5. Thanks Terry, that worked. Is there a way to have the witnessed baptism show up in the report? I selected "Tag Type sentence witness" and added witnesses to the baptism event, but the witness names don't show up. Also is there a way to make the format of the report look better? Like the date title is left justified with periods after it while the dates below the DATE is right justified.
  6. Is there a way to create a report list of baptisms at one church? I know how to filter that group but not have the dates of baptisms show up. All I would like in the list is the person's name and date of baptism for one particular church. The name of the church would be in the title.
  7. It sure would be great if TMG could sync with Ancestry.com. I tried their Family Tree Maker 2012 and their sync does work. But when I imported my TMG project into FTM, the tags and links were all messed up. FTM is no match for TMG. It does have some nice features but at the same time is missing the powerful features of TMG. I have returned it for a refund. But right now I am keeping two trees up to date. The one on Ancestry and the one in TMG. This doubles the work and effort. Is there any way to make this easier? Maybe I'm doing things the hard way.
  8. Use the Project Explorer

    I don't see two yellow buttons on my toolbar. I'm using v7.
  9. I've been using TMG for years but never used the Repository or Citations. I've been trying to understand how to use it and find it very frustrating. I wish TMG had a video step by step on how to create and use them. I've tried but when I print out Individual Detail report, it includes "unknown Repository" and "unknown repository address". So far I have been trying to apply it to marriage licenses in Missouri. Is this really worth the effort? It seemed like a good idea.
  10. Backup Failure

    Well, I don't have WinZIP. Funny, years ago I used it all the time on computers before this and the last one. It's a good utility but I haven't installed it or used it for the past decade. Thanks for your reply.
  11. Backup Failure

    The backups are on the same hard drive and the path is correct. It is under C:\Users\Neil\My Documents\the master genealogist v7\Backups. Since I posted my reply, I cold re-booted my computer and it backed up OK. It seems to work most of the time but not sure why it fails when it does. Maybe it's my computer.
  12. Backup Failure

    I've got the same error message and I rechecked my backup path and it's correct. It seems to backup fine sometimes like it was OK yesterday.
  13. In TMG v.7, is it possible to do global change from address to residence tags? I was inconsistent between using these. In fact I don't think that I have any true address tags.
  14. The Future for TMG

    I've had TMG from just about the very beginning. I still have a Tutorial with a yellow cover dated 1996. I think that I no longer have what came before that in the way of disks and manuals. So I've been using TMG for at least 15 years. During all those years I've felt a loyalty to WG. Now I don't see WG returning the same loyalty to us as users. They have promised v.8 for several years now and keep saying that it is coming, coming, it's almost here. The latest promise that I remember was it would be not ready by last Christmas but coming very soon and we could pre-order and save 10% when it does come out. Why are we being kept in the dark? I'm beginning to wonder if it really is going to happen. UPDATE: I just found my "Getting Started" manual for Version 1.0, dated June, 1993. So I guess I really do go back to the roots of TMG.
  15. You're right but I had never used the focus group before so it would be hard until I learned how. I have and thanks to your directions accomplished my goals.